Questions tagged [tethering]

Tethering is using a smartphone to act as a modem for another device.

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How can I enable USB tethering through ADB? [duplicate]

I was going through this link. but I can't find a way to enable USB tethering through adb. Is there any other way I can do it?
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Wifi Hotspot/Tethering Unstable (Android 7, Xperia Z5 Compact)

I have a Sony Xperia Z5 Compact running Android 7. The Wifi hotspot/tethering functionality has never been perfectly stable, but in recent weeks/months (I think since Android 7) it has become awful. ...
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Reverse Tethering via Bluetooth

Doing some googling I have found the possibility to create a PAN network with a Windows Machine to give network access to an Android Bluetooth device. At robotics where I am at we are NOT ALLOWED TO ...
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Mobile tethering [Internal implementation]

I use mobile tethering sometime from remote. Recently, I had some strange behaviour. For my older connection when I used to get IPv4 from the operator, on tethering, all the connected devices had a ...
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Tethered VPN Connection

I have an OPPO find 7. At my school we have a pretty mean wifi restriction on the wifi (Blocked websites). Basically I tried to tether through an usb cable from my Phone (while connected to the school ...
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DNS error on laptop when tethered to non-rooted Android 5.1 device

I am trying to hotspot my laptop from a non-rooted Android 5.1 phone (ZTE A110). On IPv4 and IPv6 I get Connection Status: Enabled - with high speed quality - but No Internet Access. When I run ...
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Can I tether Internet from one android device to another android device using USB?

I have a Jide Remix Mini and it is a pain in the neck when it comes to Wifi. It seems as if it steals the I.P. Address of another device on the router, sucks up all the bandwidth, and then still can't ...
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Android Tethering Turns off straight away

From time to time, the tethering on my Nexus 6P, running Android 7.1.1, turns itself off for no reason. It can then take 5 or 6 attempts for it to turn back on. Trying to turn it on, results in the ...
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Android as WiFi adapter?

How do I use my phone's USB hotspot to transfer my WiFi network connected to my phone to my laptop? Is it possible? I'm running CyanogenMod 12.1 on my Galaxy Note II. Thank you.
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Hey, if I use “Mobile Tethering” and share a network with my computer, will the network admin be able to see my activity on my computer?

if I use "Mobile Tethering" and share a network with my computer, will the network admin be able to see my activity on my computer?? If the Admin can see my activity, is there any other ways to "hide" ...
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Can I prevent tethering from using cell/mobile data?

I have been using USB tethering to connect my laptop to a wifi and am scared I might lose connection to wifi and begin using mobile data without noticing Ideally an app that lets me react to USB ...
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Why does one type of tethering obstruct MTP while another doesn't?

When I use the native USB tethering function of my phone, it makes MTP stop working. I can't use both MTP and tether both at the same time. However, when I USB tether via ClockworkMod Tether, I can ...
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How to reroute all traffic from Bluetooth tether to a VPN app

Today i tried to use a Bluetooth Personal Area Network to connect to my phone from my laptop because my phone had a VPN on it. When i went to test my IP address i found that android was not rerouting ...
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Sharing internet on Kitkat 4.4.2

Presently i am using dual sim card (Grameen phone and Bangla Link) network in phone internet purpose, I have purchase internet package of 4GB data. Now I want to use this sim card internet 4GB data to ...
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WiFi port turns off randomly in Blaupunkt Cape Town 945

I use Blaupunkt Cape Town 945 all-in-one system in my car. That is audio, DVB-T, reversing camera, navigation, blue-tooth for phone etc, etc. This unit based on Android 4.1.1 Firmware version is ...
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USB tether android to laptop, use laptop as wifi router

I have unlimited tethering via usb, but not wifi via metro... so can I tether my phone to the laptop (via usb) and use the laptop as a wifi router? Virtual routers don't seem to be able to pick up ...
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Tether laptop to Android Pulse Secure

I am using Ubuntu at the moment, and cannot get my company's VPN to work reliably using openconnect. I can, however, connect via the Pulse Connect Android app. Clearly, I could then tether my laptop ...
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How do carriers block tethering?

I have two sim cards with data bundles from different carriers. One is working fine with (WiFi) tethering, but with the second SIM card I cannot use tethering. Searching online I saw that tethering ...
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How can I get Reverse USB Tethering to work on my KitKat device? I've already got it running on my Jellybean device

FWIW Reverse USB tethering works great on my Jellybean device, lets assume it has the serial number 0123456789ABCDEF, here are the commands I use to get it running: adb -s 0123456789ABCDEF shell su -...
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My cellular networks slower than USB tethering, what shoud i do?

In the first glance to my title, it doesn't really make sense because the hotspot itself should equal/faster than the client who borrow/tether the network, but due to unknown reason, it always slower, ...
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Dropping packets on tethering on Nexus 5X

During tethering on my "Nexus 5X" phone seems like lot of packets being dropped: Request timeout for icmp_seq 40 Request timeout for icmp_seq 41 64 bytes from 213.180.204.3: icmp_seq=42 ttl=51 time=...
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How can I get IP connectivity on my non calling tablet without using WiFi?

Actually my issue is that I want to use my tablet as a second display over USB. I have used team-viewer over WiFi and it works fine, but since it is over WiFi, there is significant lag which defeats ...
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How to diagnose a tethering issue after swapping sim cards?

A few weeks ago I bought an Android phone in India, popped in an Indian SIM card, plugged the phone into my laptop over USB, turned on USB Tethering, and connected to the internet immediately. It ...
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What's the reason Android Reverse Tethering require root?

From what i know: Android Tethering, share internet from Android to laptop via USB cable works without root. Android Reverse Tethering, share internet from laptop Ethernet to Android via USB cable ...
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Moto X Pure Edition MetroPCS tethering

Need help w Moto XPure Edition tethering on Metro. The plan I have came with tethering on there Phone but my Unlocked MXPE shows other devices connected but no internet connection. The lady at Metro ...
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advanced hotspot settings in android 5.1

After upgrading to Android 5.1.1 I have some issues with the hotspot. It works, most of the time, however at what seem to be random times it just switches off. I once half saw a message as this ...
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To configure tethering as two step login in CM13?

I have given my password of wifi stations to group of people. However, I want to allow only specific people to login at specific time. Attempt I could not enable a basic MAC filtering for devices. ...
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Enable hotspot / tethering on Nexus 5X + 6P without a subscription plan? Root and no Root

Is there a way to enable hotspot / tethering for the Nexus 5X and 6P even if you don't have a subscription plan for it? How do you do it via rooted phone and a non-rooted phone?
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HTC One M9 Portable Wi-fi Hotspot

I have an HTC One M9, I can tether a laptop via USB cable, and an iPad via Bluetooth, but the Portable Wifi Hotspot will not allow connection from either. I have renamed the SSID and set a new access ...
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Reverse tethering via Bluetooth: How to share PC internet connectivity with android phone via Bluetooth

OS: Windows 7 SP1 x64 Phone: Galaxy Ace 3 - android 4.2 (rooted) I'm aware of normal tethering scenarios in which the user can share the Mobile Data connection with other phones/pcs via wifi-hotspot,...
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Bypass & Enable tether / WiFi hotspot on Android M (Marshmallow) Preview 3? [duplicate]

I just got a Nexus 6 and flashed Android M Preview 3 to it and also have it rooted, but how do I enable tethering / WiFi hotspot? I tried doing the old method of finding dun_tether in the SQLite ...
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Reverse Tether Android Tablet without Rooting

What are some ways I can use an Android Tablet's USB cable to leech off a PC's wired internet connection? I have a PC with fast and unlimited internet and I want to connect an Android Tablet to it ...
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Enable bluetooth tethering via command line

Is there a way to activate the bluetooth tethering mode in Lollipop using the command line? You can do it for usb tethering by running the command service call connectivity 30 i32 1 Is there a similar ...
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How do I manually configure the DNS of my tethered connection?

In my new moto E, tethering my internet connection isn't working. I configured my nexus tablet to use my mobile phone connection. Everything looks fine, it looks like it is connected, but I can't ...
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How do I route traffic from WiFi Hotspot to USB?

Note:- I've found out that to achieve what I want, there is a simpler, more flexible way than reverse tethering. If you are ever in my situation, read the answer below. I reverse tether internet ...
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Can't bluetooth tether between sprint galaxy s6 and nexus 7

On my galaxy s6, I activate the Bluetooth server. I've confirmed that Bluetooth tethering works with my laptop. On My Nexus 7, the s6 shows up in the paired devices list. I click on settings, and ...
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Galaxy S6 settings widget

I want to add a shortcut to the tethering/mobile hotspot setting, but I can't find the settings widget. Does this not exists? Is there a way to add it to the quick settings (swipe down from top)?
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Tethering not working on rooted phone (both WiFi and USB), free third-party apps also fail

I recently rooted my Huawei GL07S and switched to an operator which explicitly allows tethering (I inserted the new SIM card into the GL07S). When I go to Settings>Wireless&Networks>Tethering&...
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How to do USB tethering using Android device which does not have SIM card?

I have an Android device which does not have place to insert a SIM card, can I tether this device to PC through USB (I want it to be fast, hence preferring USB over Wifi) in some way?
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Tethering internet over wifi

Consider if am using WiFi hotspot(authenticated with password) for internet in my mobile.Is it possible to tether that connection to another device via any wifi,usb or blutooth? Let me be clear for ...
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Can Not browse web from my PC tethered to my Android 4.1.1 phone via USB cable

I have a Windows 7 PC connected to my HTC One X running Android 4.1.1 through the USB cable. I've also tried connecting through a wireless adapter. What I get is a connection to the wireless hub and "...
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Using ADB shell, How I can disable hotspot / tethering on lollipop Nexus 5

My screen got broken and I've been using my phone with a VNC Server installed on it, but this morning i'd the stupid idea of enable hotspot just to see if I can use my mobile data plan on my laptop, ...
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Getting message “Unknown id: netcfg” while setting up usb0 interface for reverse tethering

I am trying to setup reverse tethering between Sony Xperia 4.0.4(rooted) and Linux 12.04. I'm following steps from Matthew Read's answer on this post, How to set up reverse tethering over USB? All ...
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Multiple tethering icon stuck in Notification bar of CM12 (for OnePlus One)

Device: OnePlus One Android: CM12 (0YL). Status: Rooted, Xposed Framework installed. Whenever I activate both USB tethering and Wifi hotspot, the icon appears in Notification bar to signify that ...
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How can I access USB tethered device from WiFi hotspot?

So I found out the hard way that the USB tether IP is 192.168.52.x and the WiFi addresses are 192.168.53.x. My goal is to be able to access the USB tethered device (Raspberry Pi) from WiFi as if it's ...
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Wifi tethering blinks to ON/OFF mode while connecting the device to data

Wifi tethering shows an error while activating data on my android device. What may be the cause? Please reply. Thanks in advance. I am using Xiaomi phone, First of all I will switch on the tethering ...
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Android tablet as 3G gateway - Limit tethering device 3G bandwidth

Scenario: An Android tablet computer acts as 3G gateway for multiple devices connecting to it via WiFi; everything happens in a moving vehicle. How can I limit the 3G/GPRS bandwidth of the devices ...
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What checks should I go through if my laptop can't connect to the internet through tethering?

I need to connect my laptop to the Internet by tethering through my smartphone, I'm using a Galaxy GT-S7270 with Android 4.2.2, a laptop with Windows 7 and a tablet with Windows 8. Whenever I try to ...
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how can I usb tether between two android phones

I want to access the internet connection of my first android phone with my second android phone, via usb. I am sensitive to wifi/network radiation emissions, so I want to connect the first phone via ...
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Can't tether or hotspot my unlocked AT&T phone with T-Mobile

I've purchased an unlocked AT&T phone LGE LG-D800 After calling T-Mobile and configuring APN, I can now get 4G. However, I still can't tether. The T-mobile rep said I am out of luck and can't ...